The East Bronx History Forum in partnership with the Van Nest Neighborhood Alliance held a ceremony in honor of Veterans Day on Saturday, November 11. The event took place at noon at the Van Nest Memorial. Gene DeFrancis, a U.S. Navy veteran and Allerton International Merchants Association president, was honored at the event. The NYC Parks Department, which manages the memorial, is set to undertake a major renovation of the area in 2018.
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